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Linda Qi Beach

Post-Doctoral Fellow    
Education

B.S. Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois- Urbana/Champaign 2007
Ph.D. Neuroscience, Michigan State University 2014

Specializations

Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

Biography

Linda Beach grew up in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, Illinois. She stayed in Illinois for college and graduated from the University of Illinois- Urbana/Champaign in 2007 with a degree in molecular and cellular biology. She began working as a research assistant in the laboratory of entomologist and National Academy of Sciences member, Dr. Gene E. Robinson, during her sophomore year, and spent the next few years studying the neuropharmacology of learning and memory in the Western honeybee. Linda continued to pursue her interest in neuroscience and comparative animal research at Michigan State University, where she focused her doctoral research on the neural molecular and hormonal factors that mediate sexual differentiation of the zebra finch song system under the guidance of Dr. Juli Wade. After obtaining her Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2014, Linda stayed at Michigan State University as a post-doctoral research scientist for a year before relocating to beautiful Atlanta, GA. She is currently a Next Generation Post-Doctoral Fellow at Georgia State University, where she is working in the laboratory of Dr. Kim Huhman to further our understanding of the molecular and pharmacological factors that drive the behavioral response to social stress in Syrian hamsters and transgenic mice. She is an active member of both the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology and the Society for Neuroscience.

When not in the lab, Linda enjoys long walks with her two Siberian huskies, volunteering at the Georgia Aquarium, and doing hot yoga at Decatur Yoga and Pilates!

Publications

Poster Abstracts
Partrick, KP, Beach, LQ, Choi, DC, Chassaing, B, Huhman, KL “The Role of Probiotic and Antibiotic Treatment on the Behavioral Response to Social Defeat in Syrian Hamsters” Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC, 2017

Choi, DC, Beach, LQ, Huhman, KL “Infralimbic Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor and TrkB Signaling Modulates Conditioned Defeat Learning in Mice” Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC, 2017

Beach, LQ, Choi, DC, Huhman, KL “TrkB Inactivation in the Basolateral Amgdala During Acute Social Defeat Stress Enhances Conditioned Defeat Learning in TrkBF616 Mice” Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC, 2017

Beach, LQ, McCann, KE, Sinkiewicz, DM, Huhman, KL “Sex-dependent Mechanisms of Social Conflict-induced Behavioral Changes” Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Long Beach, CA 2017

Beach, LQ, Wade, J “Manipulation of Circulating Estradiol and Local Inhibition of a Z-gene, Tubulin Specific Chaperone Protein A, Affect Morphology of LMAN and RA in Developing Zebra Finches” Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Sydney, Australia 2014

Qi, L, Wade, J “Estradiol Does Not Affect Transcript Levels of Tubulin Specific Chaperone Protein A in the LMAN of Juvenile Zebra Finches” Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA 2013

Qi, L, Wade, J “Estradiol Does Not Affect TBCA expression in the LMAN of Juvenile Zebra Finches” Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Atlanta, GA 2013

Qi, L, Wade, J “Sex Differences in Brain and Behavior: What We Can Learn from the Australian Zebra Finch” Michigan State University Graduate Academic Conference, East Lansing, MI 2013

Qi, L, Wade, J “Sexually Dimorphic and Developmentally Regulated Expression of Tubulin Specific Chaperone Protein A in the LMAN of Zebra Finches” Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Madison, WI 2012

Qi, L, Mohr, M, Wade, J “Localization of Sexually Dimorphic Gene Expression in Song Control Nuclei of Juvenile Zebra Finches” Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA 2010

Qi, L, Clayton, D, Wade, J “Sexually Dimorphic Gene Expression in the Developing Zebra Finch Brain” Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL 2009

Research Articles
Accepted
Beach, LQ, Tang, YP, Kerver, H, Wade, J (2016) Inhibition of TrkB Limits Development of the Zebra finch Song System. Brain Research. 1642: 467-477

Beach, LQ, Wade, J (2015) “Masculinization of the Zebra Finch Song System: Roles of Oestradiol and the Z-chromosome Gene Tubulin Specific Chaperone Protein A” Journal of Neuroendocrinology, 27: 324-334

Qi, L, Wade, J (2013) “Sexually Dimorphic and Developmentally Regulated Expression of Tubulin Specific Chaperone Protein A in the LMAN of Zebra Finches” Neuroscience 247: 182-190
Wade, J, Peabody, C, Tang, YP, Qi, L, Burnett, R (2013) “Estradiol Modulates Neurotransmitter Concentrations in the Developing Zebra Finch Song System” Brain Research 1517: 87-92
Wade, J, Lampen, J, Qi, L, Tang, YP (2013) “Norepinephrine Inhibition in Juvenile Male Zebra Finches Modulates Adult Song Quality” Brain Research Bulletin 90: 132-136

Qi, L, Mohr, M, Wade, J (2012) “Enhanced Expression of Tubulin Specific Chaperone Protein A, Mitochondrial Ribosomal Protein S27, and the DNA Excision Repair Protein XPACCH in the Song System of Juvenile Male Zebra Finches” Developmental Neurobiology 72: 199-207